Glendive Agri-Trade Expo

   Thirty-eight years in a row is a charm! The Glendive Agri-Trade Expo will be held again Feb. 12-13, 2016 at the Eastern Plains Event Center located at 313 S. Merrill Street in Glendive. It is the perfect way to take a mid-winter cabin fever break. Glendive motels are offering room blocks especially for GATE. See the website for a list of special rates:

   Several new and many repeat vendors gather to showcase their businesses at this Glendive trade show arriving from Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Minnesota, Idaho, and Canada. The agricultural industry is alive and well and new technologies and innovations keep the industry viable and growing. Trade shows like GATE keep farmers and ranchers apprised of industry trends and give us an opportunity to gather and visit with friends and neighbors while learning about industry changes and challenges.

   Following last year’s success of the Rangeland and Cropland Weed seminars, they will again be hosted from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12. These seminars qualify attendees for private and commercial applicator points and will host a series of knowledgeable speakers. A Saturday, Feb. 13, seminar will feature family financial planning from 1-3 p.m.

   The popular gun raffle prizes this year are: grand prize – Weatherby Vanguard Deluxe 30-06 Walnut Monte Carlo Style Stock with Burris Eliminator III 4-16X50mm scope; first prize – Ruger 77/17 Hornet 24” Heavy Barrel SS/LEU VX-2 rifle scope 4-12X4mm Silver; second prize – BPS Medallion bottom ejection 12 gauge shotgun.

   Changes in GATE this year: there will be no banquet/speaker or dance this year and the focus will be solely on the trade show and seminars. Once again, great food will be available both days by the Gateway Cowbelles and live interviews of vendors and participants will be heard by KXGN and Northern Ag Network.

   Please contact any GATE member or contact 406-987-3777 with any questions or for more information. There are still vendor opportunities available.